Just wanted to take a second and share with everyone an exercise that I have been using lately, the 2-Kettlebell (or dumbbell) Squat to Overhead Press. In one movement you get; * Lower Body Strength* Upper Body Strength* Core Stability The movement is extremely joint friendly making it a great option for adult clients or … Continue reading Exercise of the Week: 2-Dumbbell Squat to Press
Quick thought…I am a huge fan of loaded jumps for power output for all athletes because they are easy to teach, are simple to learn and result in complete triple extension majority of the time. But another huge reason… Shoulder Health‼️ We know a lot of athletes present some issues from a shoulder health standpoint. … Continue reading Jump Squats for Shoulder Health?
No crunches. No sit ups. No leg lifts. No Russian twists. We program exercises that resist extension, rotation and lateral flexion, get ups and loaded carries. We program exercises that demand core stability. We program exercises where the goal is to not move in the presence of movement...just like the core demand during life and … Continue reading Crunches? Sit Ups?
Like every other Monday, here are a few thoughts bouncing around in my head after a week of reading, podcasts, cruising social media and any other continuing ed. Enjoy! Want to be a great coach? Assume less and listen more.The goal is to improve athletic performance, not hit weight room numbers.Rarely do I see a … Continue reading Monday Musings
Happy Sunday and Happy Easter! Just like every other Sunday, we have another group of podcasts and articles to read and listen to that I have dived into. Like every other week, there was a ton of content out there both in written form and through podcasts. Before we get to the weekly content, I … Continue reading S&C Week in Review: 4/4
🗣 Racehorses not workhorses. This will offend most coaches but it’s a fact. Horses that plow a field all day can’t win a race. Too many coaches take thoroughbreds and force them to plow fields. If you want a fast team (and who doesn’t), treat all your horses like race horses. Train them for speed, … Continue reading Speed Kills?
Looking for a new lower body exercise to spice up your training? Give the Landmine Reverse Lateral Lunge a try! It is a unique exercise in the sense that it isn’t technically a frontal plane movement, but has a frontal plane component because of the angle you are training in. Give it a try! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWQwgGJ8vHk
The Slider Leg Curl trains the hamstrings and obliques in concert, just as they function during sprinting. The movement asks the glutes to perform hip extension while the hamstrings flex the knee. Here, we are performing the eccentric only portion of the movement, slowly building the strength necessary to perform the full movement. I highly … Continue reading Exercises You Should Be Doing: Eccentric Only Slider Leg Curl
Here is an excellent yet simple way to progress the Anti-Rotation Press by adding some perturbations. The erratic/less predictable movement of the perturbations challenge both the larger core musculature but also the smaller stabilizers that are important for health and performance, all while adding a slight shoulder stability component. We typically perform 2-3 sets of … Continue reading Anti-Rotation Press with Perturbations?
Tuesday Tip 💭 — get athletes into the frontal plane more. Sports are played in various planes, and their training should reflect that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fc8quAVAG8&feature=youtu.be